Brunch Places in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities in the world to brunch. As an entertainment city, the Dutch capital is full of delicious restaurants, cafes and bakeries where you can try authentic sweets like stroopwafles (caramel syrup crunchy waffle) and other international desserts, covered in Nutella.

Note: Majority of the brunch cafés in Amsterdam are “first come first serve”, which means visitors can’t make reservations, so make sure to show up before you get hangry. Luckily the waiting doesn’t usually take long.

Get ready to drool over these brunch heaven spots that will sway you to go visit Amsterdam just for the food.

1. Bakers & Roasters

Address: Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54
First come first serve – Opening hours: 8:30AM to 4PM

Starting off with my ultimate favourite cafe in the city, this Kiwi and Brazilian infused place offers everything you could ever wish for a hungover brunch. Rather you are looking for a detox juice cure, healthy dishes or a plate full of carbohydrates to suck up everything from the previous night.

My go-to dishes are always one of the egg benedicts accompanied by a plate of pancakes to share and a fresh cup of Brazilian brew.

2. Water & Brood

Address: Nieuwe Kerkstraat 84 First come first serve
Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 9AM to 5PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM to 4PM

If you are opting for a less crowded place to brunch, Water and Brood is the destination. Located in the business area of the city, this minimalistic cafe is a great place to have a relaxing meal out. Everything about this place – the jazzy music, friendly staff and cosy decor create the perfect atmosphere.

With a shifting menu, this place serves different styles of egg dishes, truffled fries, waffles and chicken and many other heavenly dishes.

3.  The Pancakes Amsterdam

Address: Prins Hendrikkade 48
Opening times: Every day from 8AM to 8PM

Pancakes are one of the most popular breakfast and brunch dishes anywhere in the world, but it is also a beloved traditional Dutch dish.

There are numerous pancakes places but this particular cafe has both the classic and thin Dutch pancakes, plus the thick and fluffy American style with lots of side combinations. 

Another reason to visit this place is for the interior decoration, with big Dutch windows where you can watch the canal in front and the blue and white Delftware design.

Note: This pancake house is located in several areas of the city but I usually eat at the same one in the city centre.

4. Zoku

Address: Weesperstraat 105, 1018 VN 
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM to 2PM

Not only does this place have delicious fresh pastries and healthy lunch buffet every day of the week, but they also have four delicious weekend brunch dishes for the weekend. If you are in the mood to go all out, there is also the all-you-can-eat breakfast spread which includes unlimited coffee and juice.

The restaurant is located inside the Zoku hotel’s rooftop where you can enjoy the charming city view at one of their multiple terraces decorated with comfy sofas and an incredible glass-garden. 

5. Sumo

Address: Vijzelstraat 26, 1017 HK 
Opening hours: 12pm to 10:30PM

What better way to beat the weekend hangover than with an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet?

Their chain restaurants are always beautifully decorated with Japanese interior and sakura (cherry blossom) trees. Their menu includes a large variety of fresh warm and raw dishes.

This Japanese cuisine restaurant is another chain that I always go to when in Amsterdam. I actually crave for the days until I can eat all the amounts of sushi possible.

Madrid

Since the summer has officially ended, I hopped to Madrid for some extended summertime. Here I discovered the amazing El Rastro. What makes it so amazing? It is a 400 years old extensive flea market full of everything from clothes to furniture connected by the historical streets, alleys, and plazas of Ribera de Curtidores. Including beautiful paintings, unique collector’s items and Madrilenian goods such as the flaminca dress .

Even though it is very traditional, the market does not sell food, which is not a problem for those who go to the market during lunch or breakfast time since the market is surrounded by typical cafes and restaurants. Where you can leave the crowded market for some delicious salty or sweet croquettes, which is one of the many tapas. It can be filled with codfish, Iberian ham, caramel, chocolate or many other stuffings. They are perfect for any time of the day and any taste!

So if you happen to be in Madrid on a Sunday, don’t miss out on this experience to have an outdoors tour of the city by the locals and see how they spend the last day of the weekend.

Como o verão aqui na Europa tenha terminado oficialmente, eu dei uma puladinha em Madrid para um pouquinho mais de sol. Aqui eu descobri o mercado El Rastro. O que o faz tão incrível? É um mercado antigo de 400 anos, onde você pode encontrar de tudo de roupas á móveis, conectado por ruas, becos e praças históricos de Ribera de Curtidores. O mercado também inclui pinturas lindas antigas, peças de colecionadores, e bens Madrileños como o famoso vestido de flamenca.

Embora sendo muito tradicional, o mercado não vendo comida, o que não é problema para os que vão ao mercado during o café da manhã ou almoço para fazer algumas compras ao ar livre, porque o mercado e cercado por vários cafés e restaurantes típicos. Onde você pode deixar o agitado mercado por deliciosos croquetes de sal ou doce, que são uns dos vários tipos de tapas. Existem muitos tipos de croquete, como bacalhau, presunto Ibérico, doce de leite, chocolate e muitos outros enchimentos. Esses croquetes sã perfeitos para qualquer hora do dia e para qualquer gosto!

Então se você for passar um Domingo em Madrid, não perca essa experiência de passar um dia como os locais ao ar livre na cidade guiado pelos moradores, e ver como eles passam o último dia do final de semana.

Desde que el verano ha oficialmente terminado, escapé a Madrid para extender mi verano. Aquí descubrí El Rastro . ¿Qué lo hace tan amable? Es un extenso mercado y sitio de usados e antigüedades de 400 años, lleno de todo desde ropa hasta muebles. El mercado es conectado por las calles, callejón y plazas históricas de la Ribera de Curtidores. Incluye hermosas pinturas, artículos de colección y productos madrileños como el traje de flaminca.

Aunque es muy tradicional, el mercado no vende comida, lo que no es un problema para aquellos que van al mercado durante el desayuno o el almuerzo, porque está rodeado de bares y restaurantes. Donde se puede salir del agitado mercado para algunas deliciosas croquetas saladas, dulces o de frutas, que es una de las muchas tapas. A saber: bacalao, jamón ibérico, caramelo, chocolate o muchos otros rellenos. Son perfectos para cualquier momento del día y cualquier gusto!

Si estas en Madrid en un domingo, no te pierdas esta oportunidad de pasar un día como un local pasa su último día del fin de semana.